Despite qualifying for the 2016 U.S Olympic Trials in the 100m breaststroke at the end of May, former Olympic gold medallist Ed Moses stated in an Instagram post that he will not be racing in the 100m breaststroke.
Moses wrote, “sadly I can’t make it to Olympic trials tomorrow for my 100m breaststroke after qualifying three weeks ago.”
Although his post on Instagram indicates that he will be a no-show for his prelim swim tomorrow, he’s still on the Sunday morning heat sheet and not officially scratched.
These trials would have been Moses’ fourth appearance competing for a spot on the U.S Olympic team. He made his only Olympic team in 2000 where he went on to finish second in the 100m breaststroke at the Games in Sydney.
In 2004, despite being one of the top breaststroke prospects, Moses finished sixth in the 100m breaststroke and fourth in the 200m breaststroke, failing to make the team. In 2012 he came out of retirement and attempted once again to make the team, however failed in his comeback attempt.
This time around, Moses hadn’t followed any training regime in preparation to qualify for the Olympic Trials or prepare for the meet.
Although he won’t be at the meet, Moses told SwimSwam when he qualified for trials at the end of May that, “this Trials is going to be siiiiiiick.”
To view Moses’ Instagram post, click here.